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post #11 of 37 Old 02-02-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, but how so? Like explain lol

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post #12 of 37 Old 02-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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.. well if your horse has a small hind end where would he get the power to push him self over the ditches? Logs? Ect... if your horse is front heavy it wont be a good idea. Small hind end means not alot of muscle and strength
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Personally I don't think his hind end is that disproportionate to the rest of him, it is slightly undermuscled but that is from lack of work, not some underlying conformational issue or a lack of overall balance in body structure. JMO.

Pros: Seems like he has a nice soft mouth and they aren't worrying him with bits or training aids which is good as you can get all the basics right from the start. He has a nice athletic body, good shoulder and an alert and intelligent eye.

Cons: I know they say he has started dressage training but he seems to be laterally quite stiff and also heavy on the forehand. But that is just a training issue and easily fixed. Hard to tell from the pics but his pasterns look a bit steep, different photos would clarify that. Big huge problem for me is the breathing, that would be enough for me to pass him over, particularly as an eventing prospect as you need maximal oxygen exchange, even in the lower levels.

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Thanks, your reply was very helpful :)

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It has potential! If you are willing to spend time on him, do a lot of flatwork with him, then his hind will naturally build up. Do you have a coach? Lessons would help you to get his flatwork happing, because you need that for him to be a good jumper, :) The breathing would be the only worry.. but that could just be due to unfitness.
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Yup I have a jumping/dressage coach, and I am on the look out for a cross country coach :)

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how old is he ??

Did the owner get back to you on the roaring yet ??

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He is nine. No, she hasn't :/ I will keep you all updated.

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A nine year old horse should be further along than this horse (I hope he is NOT expensive). He trots.. one speed.. and long. He canters, one speed and long. No where in the video does he do any balanced transition in the gaits or between gaits.. and he is too green to ask for a canter from a walk or stand still. So the ad about his dressage training is pretty much just words.

The jump is a hop and does not show much.

If you are looking at a first horse training project for eventing and the price not high, then he might work (but for the breathing). If you want to go futher, and he was 4 years old in the video, then that would be more interesting.

I do like him but I would not label him spectacular and mostly that due to his age and training level for his age and the breathing.
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A nine year old horse should be further along than this horse (I hope he is NOT expensive). He trots.. one speed.. and long. He canters, one speed and long. No where in the video does he do any balanced transition in the gaits or between gaits.. and he is too green to ask for a canter from a walk or stand still. So the ad about his dressage training is pretty much just words.

The jump is a hop and does not show much.

If you are looking at a first horse training project for eventing and the price not high, then he might work (but for the breathing). If you want to go futher, and he was 4 years old in the video, then that would be more interesting.

I do like him but I would not label him spectacular and mostly that due to his age and training level for his age and the breathing.
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